Yipppeeee!! Today when I returned from the holidays I had a package from khobstetter - I suspect she may have been kind enough to take on an additional SS person when some packages had not arrived, so if that is the case, extra thanks for that too!
I had a great goodie box - some chocolate for me, two nice h/j coffee mugs, a funny fuzzy horse pen, and a great picture frame that I will promptly put to use!! It was a nice box to come home too. Thanks so much!
My fingers are crossed that others are receiving some post-holiday presents, but if you need additional SS's let me know and I will shop again!
Well I give up trying to find out if my person (Ash) got their gift. I posted both in SS threads and individual ones in November asking for more information on her horses - no replies. I PTed her asking some questions and that PT self deleted when it was ignored. I've PTed again to see if she's received her gift and even though I can tell there have been more views than the ones done by me - no response at all.
Thanks Mrs Mouse for all your efforts putting this together. It was at least fun reading the thread of those that received gifts or at least got some feedback about the gifts they sent.
>>>Time to put Miss L Toe back on the shelf until next year<<<
Let me see if I've got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn't laundering illegal drug money?
- - - Tom Armstrong
Don't give up hope!! My partner has yet to recieve her gift and I feel terrible about it. I have had a horrible cold, then the flu and now I have a bad sinus infection that just won't go away - hurt so much, my teeth hurt. Anyway, I have also been having marriege problems, and was seperated from my husband for 3 months with no credit card. Sorry this is turning into a huge vent, but please don't loose hope if you have yet to get a gift - I may be your partner. I promise though, you will NOT be grinched!!
This is my last post to close a day I didn't want to have happen.
To end it on a constructive note, with no judgement towards anyone; we should all give thanks to whoever if the worst thing that happens to us in '03 or '04 for that matter, is to recieve one less gift.
There are worse things that can happen to a body.
And it is the giving that counts. And the folks who are brave enough to organize an opportunity to do so!
They have my appreciation, and COTH. And if someone was "bumpkined", you had the tiny thrill in a scary time, of thinking and wishing something happy for a stranger and there found the magic of the season. And that is what it is all about.
love to all on COTH, June
"The world's greatest achievements often happen on the edge of chaos"
\"The world\'s greatest achievements often happen on the edge of chaos\"
I guess my original post comes from my total disappointment. I did buy a gift for someone. I read what they sent in to Secret Santa and bought a gift that I was sure they would like. I carefully wrapped it, packed and shipped. I waited for them to post that they got it. I even developed an alter to post occassionally to let them know that a gift was coming. It was lots of fun. From that experience- I am satisfied.
However, I was sad that there wasn't someone out there who did the same for me. They didn't take the time to follow through and it stinks. So, my only comment is that if someone is going to sign up for this process, then there is no reason not to do their part. We get the names in November. If they are too busy, etc, they do not have to participate. It's that simple.
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Just to let anyone who was grinched know, there was a bit of a mix-up with a couple of the partner matches at the start of the swap. I had thought everything was straightened out early on but it seems one stray wrinkle was left!
I ended up receiving an extra Secret Santa gift that truly was supposed to go to someone else. PeriwinkleBlue is aware and will let me know who to send this along to when she sorts all the details out.
Well, I said I'd wait until January to start feeling bad about not hearing from my SS and lo and behold, there was package on my doorstep to "Rugbug." Soooooo fun. It doesn't say who it's from, but it was a very fun package. Many thanks to whoever it was!!!!
Well!!! I got an interesting e-mail last night.... so please read this!!
My SS PT'd me way back in October, so I just couldn't understand why my package hadn't yet arrived. I e-mailed Periwinkle Blue Saturday, and got a reply from my SS Sunday. Turns out she sent the package a couple days before the deadline (i.e. a whole month ago!!).... from the U.S. to Canada.
Those wonderful border-guards apparently think that one of the items in my package, a multi-tool of some kind, is a terrorist device, and have confiscated my package.... at least that's what my SS and I have concluded.
Sooooo... I'll be phoning the Post Office/border today to see how far I can get with solving this one.
Thanks in advance to Sobriska, my SS, who tells me I have a great package - on its way...
Whoo hoo~ finished exams at last!
~ More leg, less hand. ~
You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng
I, like Blugal, live in Canada and am assuming that the customs officials are having a blast with some fabulous package destined here for the great not-so-white North. I haven't yet heard from my SS, but maybe someone's watching the board now just waiting for the package to arrive?
But, on the other hand, like June said. If this is the worst thing that happens this month, let alone this year, we're still good here chez DH. It was a ton of fun shopping for Freebird and I still have that impending Christmas excitement thing going on when I check the mailbox http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
~Mighty TB Clique~ "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." ~ Ellen Parr